Model based Tool Integration for product development connects isolated application data across the development lifecycle. Automates B2B data exchange resulting in less effort and better collaboration.
The agosense.symphony tool integration and data exchange platform connects your best-of-breed tools within the development process – from Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) through to IT Service Management (ITSM).
External Data Exchange
In addition, agosense.symphony enables automated data exchange - across company boundaries and supports a wide range of standard formats like ASAM and for proprietary data exchange portals such as Daimler STARC / DanTe, BMW TAEESI / Panama, VW KPMWeb / VW KPM GSB and more.
Get the most out of your existing tools and bring your best-of-breed strategy in terms of of data and workflow automation to the highest level through a smart way of integrating.
Fast implementation with templates
agosense.symphony contains "out-of-the-box" numerous templates for various integration scenarios and use cases, which can be furthermore configured and adapted according to your individual needs.
The templates are available, for example, for the integration of:
Test Management and Error Management
Requirements Management and Test Management
Requirements Management and UML Modeling
internal error management and OEM portals (e.g. VW KPM, BMW TAEESI, Daimler DanTe, ...)
and much more.
These ready-made templates consider the most important use cases from our many years of experience. Further adaptations to your individual requirements can be made at any time with minimal effort.
It has never been easier to start with agosense.symphony without having to do without the flexible configuration options.
Flexible customized Integration
Implement your development processes, regardless of what method you use – agosense.symphony connects your tools and data exactly according to your needs.
Collaboration & Overview for right Decisions
Improve collaboration between all the parties involved with automated processes. The necessary data will be provided when and where it is needed. Get a clear overview of relevant development activities which will lead to right decisions.
Achieve your Quality Goals systematically
Without manual data transfer and double data maintenance you relieve your employees and avoid mistakes. Let agosense.symphony automate these tasks in the background. You just define the rules and dependencies and systematically improve the quality of your products.
Scalability and central Administration
Take advantage of the agosense.symphony capabilities for fully automated load balancing, high availability, and fault management.
Once set up, the system runs reliably and unobtrusively in the background - even with large amounts of data, numerous projects and users - without administrative intervention.
Administrate the integration processes centrally via a uniform, flexibly adaptable technology. With a centralized integration platform, you have unified technology - no more distributed scripts and maintenance-intensive, hard-to-customize plug-ins.
Focus on Continuity
Use the most suitable tool for each domain and integrate them with agosense.symphony to build a homogeneous tool chain.
In this way, you can secure investments already made. And if it is necessary to replace a tool, agosense.symphony also supports you with updates and migrations.
agosense.symphony has a fair and transparent, purely server-based license model independent of user numbers, projects or tool instances.
By having the data you need in the relevant tool, you reduce licensing costs for other tools that have been used by your employees to provide coherent information.
In addition, the information flows are managed by agosense.symphony so that they are available to each user in the right place. This eliminates the need for users to open multiple applications in parallel to get the data they need.
Model based Tool Integration
Tool Integration is not just a matter of attribute mapping and hard-coded logic.
With agosense.symphony, customers easily model the process and business rules controlling the information flow and dependencies between tools and data.
For example, the identification of a new defect after a test run should automatically trigger the creation of a development task in the change management system and be routed to the correct team. Similarly, the change of a requirement should automatically trigger a state change of related tests in the test management system for an impact analysis.
This powerful capability is suitable for all process models, from the simplest to the most complex. At the same time, these process models represent a documentation of what has been defined and simplifies to make changes at a later point in time.
Reusable modular Architecture
The agosense.symphony tool integration platform is a modular system.
Administrators can put together adapters, process models and other components like a puzzle to easily build unlimited integration scenarios for any individual integration use case.
All components can be reused with multiple, separate configuration sets (e.g. attribute and value mappings, transformation rules, schedules, project parameters, etc.).
Open Adapter Framework
With our superior adapter technology, administrators no longer need specialized knowledge of the respective tool interfaces. A single adapter for a certain tool can serve unlimited tool instances and project configurations.
Customers with self-developed applications can build their own adapters based on the open and fully supported adapter framework, thus actually integrating all tools with a single technology.
Transaction based Data Synchronization
The linking of the data and its synchronization is transactional. For example, if a single object can not be synchronized during a longer transaction process, the operation is not stopped. All objects are transferred. The affected object is saved for troubleshooting and later synced again. In such cases, administrators are notified by the system.
As another example, if a synchronization process can not be started or is abruptly interrupted because the target system is not available, agosense.symphony can retry the transaction a few times, depending on the configuration, and continue until the transfer is successful or otherwise notify the administrators.
Preserve Information Context and Attachments
agosense.symphony is a great support for keeping all contextual information in the transfer of data between the tools. This applies, for example, to linked objects, hierarchies, file attachments or comment fields, text formatting and much more.
Larger organizations can use a single server installation of agosense.symphony and distribute the administration across departments or teams. Components of the platform are shared, yet each client receives its own, independent configuration view.
agosense.symphony supports online, event-based, manual, or scheduled operations for any integration scenario. Regardless of which option is chosen, the processes are parallelized to ensure optimal performance of the system.
If performance is not sufficient for a single server due to the number of parallel processes or the total data volume, agosense.symphony provides horizontal load balancing. Just install additional servers and within minutes they are configured as server clusters to ensure the best possible performance.
At the same time, this cluster technology offers you the security for maximum system availability. The servers communicate constantly with each other and in case of failure, the other server automatically takes over the work.
Smart Data Linking
agosense.symphony has a separate data store for transaction data. It takes over the storage of the link information of the objects between the tools and additionally saves each transaction by means of a powerful checksum mechanism. This means that only the changed data is transferred during repeated transactions - thus an enormous saving of computing time and network load.
In a nutshell, the Sector Head Process & Tool Engineering said:
„agosense.symphony has become the backbone of the whole tool chain. We knew that if we were going to successfully establish the best of breed tool solution, we would only be able to do that with the help of a solution like agosense.symphony“
agosense is the leading provider of Tool Integration in Application Lifecycle Management,
IT Service Management and Product Lifecycle Management.
In addition, agosense products are used to simplify and automate the exchange of data
across company boundaries.